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Hospitality Schools In Virginia

There are 13 accredited hospitality schools in Virginia for faculty who teach hospitality classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of hospitality and hospitality training in Virginia, which includes hospitality training at the following levels:


  1. Dabney S Lancaster Community College

    1000 Dabney Drive, Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

    1651 E Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228-2327

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. National College-Salem

    1813 E Main St, Salem, Virginia 24153

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Northern Virginia Community College

    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Southwest Virginia Community College

    369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill, Richlands, Virginia 24641-1101

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Tidewater Community College

    121 College Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Virginia Highlands Community College

    100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, Virginia 24212-0828

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Virginia State University

    One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. Stratford University

    7777 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22043-2403

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  13. Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College

    100 Piedmont Ave, Bristol, Virginia 24201

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Hospitality Employment

Virginia 48,650
National 2,293,800

Approximately 2% of the country's hospitality professionals work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Hospitality professionals In Virginia

55,530 51,010 49,590 47,760 48,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, hospitality is a shrinking field. In Virginia, 6,880 less hospitality professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of hospitality has shrunk by 12% in Virginia. This decline is faster than the national trend for hospitality professionals which shows a 1% decrease in the number of hospitality professionals working around the nation.

Hospitality VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$31,609 $34,350 $35,683 $35,600 $35,509
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of hospitality professionals is declining, the salaries paid to hospitality professionals are increasing in Virginia. In 2006 hospitality professionals made a mean salary of $31,609 per year, and in 2010 they made $35,509 per year.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in Virginia

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Thus, hospitality professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of hospitality, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid hospitality professionals earning 125% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in Virginia

Hotel Management

In Virginia, hospitality professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Hospitality programs available for each degree type for all schools in Virginia


As the number of hospitality professionals is decreasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 13 accredited hospitality schools in Virginia state is increasing. In 2006, 116 students graduated from hospitality courses in Virginia. And in 2010, 351 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of hospitality school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia by 203%. Most of these graduates, or 37%, earned a associate's degree in hospitality.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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